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 Post subject: Stomp
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2000 10:53 am 
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Image <BR>Luke Creswell<P>Mark de la Viña reports in the San Jose Mercury News that Stomp's co-creator, Luke Creswell, is trying hard to make Stomp a permanent fixture in SF and that he wants to enlarge his social circle in this city:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.mercurycenter.com/premium/svlife/docs/stomp7.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.mercurycenter.com/premium/svlife/docs/stomp7.htm</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2000 8:51 pm 
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Image <P>The SF Examiner's Robert Hurwitt thought "Stomp" opened with a bang in SF:<BR> <A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/examiner/archive/2000/05/10/STYLE3502.dtl" TARGET=_blank>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/examiner/archive/2000/05/10/STYLE3502 .dtl</A> <p>[This message has been edited by Azlan (edited May 11, 2000).]


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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2000 1:29 pm 
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Steve Winn continues to rave about "Stomp" but suggests that the show is "beginning to show some age" in his article in the SF Chronicle:<P> <A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/05/19/DD61878.DTL" TARGET=_blank>http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2000/05/19/DD61878.DTL</A>


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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2001 6:31 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>'Stomp' Is a Kick <BR>Percussion dance show offers lots of bang for the buck</B><P>Robert Hurwitt, SF Chronicle<P>The beat goes on. Approaching its first anniversary, the San Francisco spin- off company of the long-running New York hit (seven years and counting) is still pounding out infectiously complex polyrhythms and creating slyly insouciant comedy with brooms, pots, newspapers, plastic bags and every commonplace object imaginable, not excepting the ******* sink.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/03/25/PK215372.DTL" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>


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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2001 4:17 pm 
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The view in Boston:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>`Stomp' romps with rapid rhythms<P>Robert Nesti, Boston Herald<P>For sheer inventiveness, few shows can top ``Stomp,'' the percussive dance hit that has lost little of its edge since it first appeared in Boston some seven years ago.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.bostonherald.com/entertainment/arts_culture/stom11152001.htm target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2002 10:05 am 
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>The Stomp life is hard to beat<P>Rebecca Swain Vadnie, South Florida Sun Sentinel<P>In a pop-group-spawning, tourist-attraction city like Orlando, finding someone who wants to be an entertainer is as easy as finding a front yard with an orange tree in it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><a href=http://www.sun-sentinel.com/entertainment/stage/sfl-osstompapr16.story?coll=sfla%2Dentertainment%2Dstage target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2002 11:28 am 
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At the Movies: 'Pulse _ a Stomp Odyssey'

By SHEILA NORMAN-CULP, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK - Why do kids pound on any surface they find? What links American rap with ancient Japanese drums? What can be found in the favelas of Brazil, the savannas of Africa, the bustling urban markets of Asia?

Drums and a beat. more


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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2002 3:14 pm 
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A review in Chicago:

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Dance review, 'Stomp' at the Shubert

By Sid Smith, Metromix

Strange to think that "Stomp" is a dozen years old, but there you are. The revue blending percussive high jinks with hints of blue-collar bravado is back, enacted this time at the Shubert by a zealous, hyper-funny and topnotch cast.
<a href=http://metromix.com/top/1,1419,M-Metromix-CriticsReviews-X!ArticleDetail-60029,00.html target=_blank>More</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2003 3:29 pm 
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Stomp is coming back to Boston. Here are a couple of reports on auditions held in Cambridge.

From the Boston Herald:
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Auditioners get a bang out of 'STOMP'

by Aiden Fitzgerald

Dozens of eager young men and women lined the stairwell leading to a mirrored dance studio in Cambridge yesterday. The air was as taut as the skin of a drum as they snapped their fingers, tapped their thighs and feet, and waited for the chance to strut their stuff at an audition for "STOMP."
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And from the Globe:

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Auditions for 'Stomp' kick into high gear
By Catherine Foster

They lined up by the dozens, sporting tattoos, dreadlocks, and boots fit for working the Big Dig. Slumping in the stairwell of the Dance Complex in Central Square, they looked as if they were waiting for a root canal. Ninety minutes after the open call started, 300 had signed up. At least 400 are expected to audition.
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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
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According to this preview article in the Boston Globe, the idea of doing dance appalled the creator of Stomp:

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‘Stomp’ creator has sound ideas

by Aiden Fitzgerald

It should come as no surprise that Luke Cresswell, creator of “Stomp,” grew up pounding pots and pans with wooden spoons for pleasure.

“I've been a drummer my whole life,” said Cresswell, whose show of infectious percussion that turns brooms, buckets, hubcaps and boots into music opens tomorrow at the Stuart Street Playhouse.

“We make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” said Cresswell, who began “Stomp” with Steve McNicholas 12 years ago.

“The performers move their bodies and play their bodies like a drum, so it becomes a dance, but that's not the intention of the show. We don't actually know anything about dancing. The idea of doing dance was appalling to us in the beginning.”

Because there is no speaking in “Stomp,” Cresswell said, “Visual humor and rhythm are the two ingredients of the show. Rhythm is a language in itself. It's universal.”
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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
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In the Boston Globe, Ed Siegel writes about Stomp:

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‘Stomp’ makes the most of its noise

Given the look of “Stomp,” the erstwhile hyper-percussive smackdown, you might be tempted to subtitle it “Come the revolution.” Here we have eight angry young men and women in T-shirts and torn jeans, looking like refugees from “Blade Runner,” banging on cans, mops, sinks, oil drums, and other symbols of working-class lif
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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 2:35 pm 
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Previews of the current national touring show, playing April 8-27 at the Moore Theatre in Seattle. Sue Kidd in the King County Journal:

http://www.kingcountyjournal.com/sited/story/html/127117

and Sharon Wootton in the Everett Herald:

http://www.heraldnet.com/ae/story.cfm?file=03040416707290.cfm


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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2003 6:54 am 
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Quote:
'Stomp' doesn't miss a beat or a crash, clank or whoosh

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Crash, bang, boom.

Thwonk, tinkle, swish.

Slap, clap, snap.

That's right. "Stomp" is back in town. <a href=http://www.cleveland.com/artsandevents/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/entertainment/1063877652277561.xml target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 8:05 am 
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'Stomp' is a romp, with rhythm'

By EILEEN O'DONNEL
The Philadelphia Inquirer

What do you get when you mix everyday objects and rhythm? Stomp.

The renowned production will take the stage at Wilmington's DuPont Theatre for a five-show engagement this weekend.

"It's a show for all ages," says John Sawicki, rehearsal director of the troupe. "There's no language barrier. It's all about rhythm, so everyone can enjoy it."
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 Post subject: Re: Stomp
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 6:01 am 
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A Veteran on the 'Stomp' Beat
"Stomp" By Dan Via
Special to The Washington Post
Friday, January 9, 2004; Page WE20
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FEW (if any) conservatories offer classes in playing the push broom, and rarely does one dance with oil barrels strapped to one's feet just for yuks. So it makes sense that an audition for "Stomp," the long-running fusion of dance and percussion now shaking the rafters at the Warner Theatre, would be something of a singular experience.
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